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By AlanBW
The above image was captured on a busy and sunny Saturday morning a few weeks ago when we visited a town in Somerset. This was around lunchtime in a pedestrianised part of the town centre, where various fast food stalls were doing a roaring trade. The lady pictured above had obtained her baguette and was looking at it with great relish. I had imagined that she would tackle it with all the dignity and aplomb of a duchess, but to my great amusement she attacked it with some ferocity. Crumbs flew in all directions and all over her cardigan as she sank her teeth into that first bite! I didnít linger any further as I had other photographic targets in mind, but I remember wondering if she was eating that baguette or playing it like a musical instrument.

Tags: Woman General Candid England Eating Black and white Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2397 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 8:03AM
Lovely candid, very well timed.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 8:04AM
great candid Alan
2 Jul 2007 8:12AM
Excellent candid Alan,
Barbaraj 14 450 England
2 Jul 2007 8:20AM
Amazing shot. I think she was attacking the bread.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 8:32AM
she must have been a bit peckish!
A great candid Alan,
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
2 Jul 2007 8:47AM
Viciously capture

Nettles 13 England
2 Jul 2007 8:49AM
Superb candid and great commentary. Looks to me like she forgot to put her teeth in that morning. Nettles
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
2 Jul 2007 8:54AM
Right time, right place.....great capture Alan.
Well spotted.
imagio 14 12 1 England
2 Jul 2007 9:02AM
Good capture Alan..

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 9:26AM
A brilliant candid Alan. Well seen and taken.

SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 9:31AM
I love this. Not the easiest of things to eat are they? Lucky she was wearing a dark top as it shows off all the crumbs perfectly.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
2 Jul 2007 10:20AM
I like it Alan.She looks to be making hard work of it whatever she was trying to do.Nice title.
Rock 18 10 2 England
2 Jul 2007 10:27AM
Your views on life are absorbing .

VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 10:54AM
Nice one Alan.
2 Jul 2007 11:13AM
ha ha ha, classic, real barrel of laughs, very good
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 11:15AM
Great candid Alan - super image.

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
2 Jul 2007 12:01PM
Someone looks hungry. Great candid shot, made me laugh. Well spotted and taken.
2 Jul 2007 12:13PM
she looks like she's knoring someones leg off...LOL great capture
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 12:24PM
This is my fourth smile of the morning..great candid shot Alan and looks good in black and white.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 12:45PM
I think she was trying to fit it all in in one go....
Well seen (and probably well fled!)
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 12:55PM
this is great details good
love the black and white
well seen and taken
Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
2 Jul 2007 1:32PM
She doesn't appear to be starved, but sure eats as though she is. LOL. Another good one Alan.
peachT 15 3
2 Jul 2007 1:46PM
You description made me laugh so muchSmileSmile - and I love the picture too, it certainly does illustrate what you've written - (she's takin' no prisoners is she?)
myrab 14 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 2:44PM
What a super shot Alan. Well done.
danbrann 16 640 17
2 Jul 2007 3:06PM
alan You could save time by just telling us the story. They are always so good and interesting but they are all accompanied by great photography
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
2 Jul 2007 3:12PM
hah ahah great shot just in time to catch the great facial expression
HUMIE 14 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 3:16PM
I agree, great story telling and wonderful photography !!
You WOULDN'T want to get in the way of THOSE teeth would you.

Bronnie666 15 42 England
2 Jul 2007 4:10PM
An excellent shot Alan, and one that works well in B&W.

Possum 14 148 England
2 Jul 2007 4:40PM
I'll have what she's having - this has made me sooo hungry! Great capture - must remember not to eat when cameras are around!
Mavis 19 143 2 England
2 Jul 2007 5:40PM
She must be hungry I have seen our pup attacking things like that till he knocks all the stuffing out of it . LOL xx
2 Jul 2007 6:08PM

Richsr 14 91 223 England
2 Jul 2007 6:17PM
Nice Image well spotted and captured.
tuhin 14
2 Jul 2007 6:19PM
Beautiful. Veri teste food.
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
2 Jul 2007 6:25PM
Not sure what to say about this Alan, its a great capture but not necessarily a pleasant sight. Smile

Best Matt
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 6:57PM
You've proved again how well you spot and capture these wonderful candid shots, Alan! This is excellent.

summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 7:45PM
Brilliant capture, great to see someone enjoying their food!
moglen Plus
14 14 1
2 Jul 2007 8:07PM
What a face, corking shot. glen
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Jul 2007 8:50PM
A cracking candid shot of this woman stuffing her face, the expression you've captured is priceless! You should definitely take some candid shots in Gloucester!
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
2 Jul 2007 9:05PM
Great "action shot"! It looks like it's feeding timeWink
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 9:10PM
brilliant, but it`s made me hungry
Pegon 15 78 1 England
2 Jul 2007 10:02PM
A cracking shot Alan, she looks to be struggling, perhaps she forgot her fixodent. Smile
shona 15 Scotland
2 Jul 2007 11:05PM
love it so natural, shona Smile
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 11:08PM
Ferocity. Yes, that's the expression in her face. Must have been hungry, aye.
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
2 Jul 2007 11:43PM
A woman with a hearty appetitie if ever I saw one! John
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 5:42AM
lol its superb alan i hope sh did'nt have false teeth.
jkennedy 15 4 1 Indonesia
3 Jul 2007 6:56AM
A lovely candid capture Alan, well caught and spotted. CLIK,
kevski 14 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 7:09AM
Nicely caught shot alan,Great B&W.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
3 Jul 2007 7:39AM
She looks to be enjoying that one Alan.Well captured.
wyatturp 15 2 England
3 Jul 2007 8:35AM
I look at this picture and think yum-LOL

GlenD 14 United States
3 Jul 2007 10:38AM
They must make some good sarnies...she's got a death grip on that one!
Brill capture Alan
GrahamBaines 13 39 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 11:52AM
Nice Candid.

AlanBW 15 20 England
3 Jul 2007 3:13PM
Thanks folks, much appreciated as always
3 Jul 2007 3:39PM
First class candid. Well spotted

helena 17 134 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 4:33PM
Excellent Alan, brilliant story also, Tara x
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
3 Jul 2007 5:27PM
Great candid, well done.
mickp 15 9 7 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 6:40PM
Another great candid shot.
Richard707 14 14 United States
3 Jul 2007 6:54PM
lol! Too funny! Nice timing.
patsy88 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 9:18PM
Great candid..
trissie 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 9:25PM
A lovely candid Alan, she is certainly enjoying it.

Trish x
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
4 Jul 2007 2:20AM
I bet that you didn't ask her to say cheese. Good shot.
beriah 15 1 Canada
4 Jul 2007 3:08AM
Whoa! this is a 'never eat on a first date' meal !!!
great capture!
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
4 Jul 2007 3:43AM
Nice one Alan, pretty hard to be dignified eating something like that!
Rgds., Jim
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
4 Jul 2007 4:02AM
Well it looks like she will be helping to keep the birds fed! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 4:30AM
corking capture Alan, just superb
Another great candid shot Alan, you seem to be able to spot them. Well done again.
g_parry 15 332 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 1:50PM
brilliant Wink
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 4:09PM
I just love this shot Alan! Well captured!
x Carol x
4 Jul 2007 4:54PM
hehe made me smile good shot

MikeEG 14 10 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 5:40PM
" Hungery " Rhapsody comes to mind, you have done it again Alan.
Thank s for your comment.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
4 Jul 2007 6:27PM
This is just a riot....nothing is sacred around your magic camera!!!!! Great shot.
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 6:31PM
Superb candid shot Alan,excellent.

Boagman65 14 2 1 Scotland
4 Jul 2007 8:24PM
A real interesting image well timed works well in B&W.

S_Boulding 14 72 England
4 Jul 2007 9:05PM
Blimey shes really tucking in. Im just loving your candid shots, your so good at it.
mollye 14 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 9:58PM
Another excellent shot Alan love the expessions you manage to capture Mol
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 10:13AM
Cracking capture Alan looks great in mono looks like she is eating and playing it at the same time
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
5 Jul 2007 1:37PM
a wonderful candid..very well observed and well timed
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 3:18PM
a classic candid well recorded in monochrome.
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
5 Jul 2007 4:06PM
great candid shot
sputnki 16 10 Canada
5 Jul 2007 5:30PM
Looks like she's shoving almost as much up her nose! If she ever sees this shot she'll probably approach public eating more like a duchess in the future!

ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 7:18PM
hi Alan

this is a great series of character shots - excellent
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 8:16PM
Love this what a find you had it works well in black & white
Aurora 16 3 England
5 Jul 2007 8:50PM
A great candid. She really does look as though she's famished. Perhaps she missed out on the Shredded Wheat for breakfast.Wink
joseph 15 England
5 Jul 2007 11:41PM
A really fantastic candid Alan...Superb work as always mate...Rgds. Joe.
6 Jul 2007 9:30AM
Brilliant candid Alan. Your character pics are so interesting, as are your descriptions.

panda 16 5 1 England
6 Jul 2007 10:16AM
Superb shot Alan, a little masterpiece.

AlanBW 15 20 England
6 Jul 2007 10:25AM
Thanks Val and Phil, thanks everyone - much appreciated - Alan
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2007 11:13AM
Caught at just the right moment Alan, she's really tucking into that!
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
6 Jul 2007 1:23PM
gimme back my sarnie lol
korni 14
6 Jul 2007 6:06PM
Great catched!!!!!
Retnyap 16 28
6 Jul 2007 6:08PM
One of your best many good candids, great timing and expression.

Davey P.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
7 Jul 2007 12:40PM
a well caught candid and B&W and as always with a great narrative that adds impact to the shot
jakcie 14 8 Ireland
7 Jul 2007 7:28PM
Excellent shot, the crumbs are so visible against the black top, great timming.
AlanC1 14 1 England
8 Jul 2007 2:50PM
Pleased to be No. 100 you have a wonderful portfolio
Mounters 14 85 2 England
8 Jul 2007 4:38PM
Top shot
iajacks 15 24 England
10 Jul 2007 12:49PM
nice to seen some one having a good time with there food.

well done on the B&W convertion. ian
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Jul 2007 1:14PM
Thanks Ian, thanks everyone - Alan
brayzo 14 England
11 Jul 2007 2:33PM
Nice one.

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
13 Jul 2007 11:28AM
Your a master at this Alan. I'm surprised you didn't get any crumbs on the lens ! Fine candid work with impeccable timing.

AlanBW 15 20 England
13 Jul 2007 3:30PM
Thanks Phil, thanks everyone - Alan
anthhope 15 1 England
14 Jul 2007 9:24PM
Alan, superb timing and very well caught.
AnthonyR 15 5 Wales
15 Jul 2007 7:11PM
Looking at the way her watch squeezes her wrist, she could do with one less sandwich I think.
I bet there's the odd Duchess who would demolish it the same way too.

Excellent candid.

WillieH 15 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2007 6:58PM
Superb, youre a master at these, I wouldnt have the guts to take these, I could just imagine being chased up the local High Street with the hoardes of disgruntled models on my Tail.

Cheers Willie
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
17 Jul 2007 12:59PM
Hi Alan,
I think she's taking her temper out on the baguette rather than the person who's annoyed her,she's chewing the baguette rather than chewing their head off.Good therapy i think..........
Take care AnnSmile
Nearly forgot.Excellent candid shot.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Jul 2007 5:11PM
Thanks Anthony, Anthony R, Willie and Ann, much appreciated - Alan
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 1:25PM
LOL - feeling very hungry at the moment, lunch time and nothing in the house. Careful Alan - I might eat that photo Grin
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 2:06PM
Thanks Gaz, much appreciated
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 9:19AM
gave us a smile to start the day: well captured and quite funny. Well-named as always. Loved the write up.

chodge987 14 20 Scotland
9 Aug 2007 6:22PM
Lol, man she looks starving. Yet again alan GREAT CAPTURE Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Aug 2007 6:52AM
Thanks Daphne and Chris, much appreciated - Alan
TracyK 15 4 Netherlands
5 Sep 2007 11:13AM
I always hope there is nobody around with a camera when I am trying to tackle a messy hamburger in public. I would probably come across pretty much like this!
AlanBW 15 20 England
6 Sep 2007 8:12PM
Many thanks Tracy - Alan
costas Plus
13 2 2 Greece
17 Sep 2007 10:48PM
What a shot !
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Sep 2007 7:23AM
Many thanks Costas, much appreciated - Alan
18 Sep 2007 2:17PM
Great B&W. Love the tones, in this one, Alan.
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Sep 2007 3:49PM
Many thanks Mac - Alan

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